Posted on January 17, 2020

A total of 700 free parking spaces will be available for the public near Al Qassar and Al Wakra metro stations, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) announced on Wednesday.

While the parking area near Al Qassar Metro Station will open on Friday, the one near Al Wakra Metro Station is scheduled to open on January 26, according to a statement. This comes in the context of MoTC’s ‘Park and Ride’ Project, which provides parking spaces free of charge adjacent to Doha Metro stations. The project aims to encourage vehicle owners to use the modern public transportation systems to and from their destinations to save time and cost.

Meanwhile, work continues between MoTC and several bodies concerned to complete and deliver free parking spaces in other two locations; Lusail and Education City, which are planned to open in late March. The ‘Park and Ride’” Project is a part of MoTC’s Public Bus Infrastructure Programme. It supports the country’s public transportation network and Doha Metro services for citizens, residents, visitors and 2002 FIFA World Cup Qatar fans. Additionally, contracts have been awarded for establishing five new bus stations in the context of the Public Bus Infrastructure Programme in areas of Al Wakra, Lusail, Al Sudan, Education City and Industrial City and works are expected to complete in third quarter of 2021.

The ‘Park and Ride’ Project is another example of the considerable attention MoTC pays to provide modern and highly efficient facilities and parking spaces strategically distributed across the country to encourage the public to use the country’s modern, sustainable and eco-friendly public transportation, the statement said. This will help further improve the services on public roads and at major intersections by achieving smoother traffic flow, less congestion and less carbon emissions, the statement added.

source: Gulf Times